Fabian Gets a Hollywood Star

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LOS ANGELES (AP) – Fabian had fans squealing again during the unveiling of his Hollywood Walk of Fame star.

More than 300 people crowded curbside on Hollywood Boulevard Tuesday to witness the dedication of the star, the 2,188th along the famous walkway.

“As a little boy in Southern Philadelphia, I loved the movies and rock ‘n’ roll. I’m the lucky fan who got to do it all,” Fabian told the crowd. “And I’ve never forgotten that’s really all I am – a big fan – and proud of it.

“I would like to dedicate this star to all the fans out there.”

Now 58, Fabian Forte was 15 when he first caught the eye of a record producer in his South Philadelphia neighborhood. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, he hit the record charts with the singles “Turn Me Loose” and “Tiger.”

He also appeared in dozens of films, including “High Time” with Bing Crosby and “North to Alaska” with John Wayne.

Fabian and his wife, Andrea Patrick, live in rural Pennsylvania.

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